Homes fit for heroes should be available to all

Peter Bill

The lockdown has emphasised that too many new homes are pitifully small. We deserve better, says Peter Bill

Cooped up at home? Then you’ll know size matters. It certainly will to those occupying new homes no larger than those deemed fit for the working-class in 1919. Minimum internal sizes for those ‘homes fit for heroes’ were laid down by government- appointed architect, Sir Tudor Walters. Last month Notting Hill Genesis chief executive, Kate Davies, proposed ‘the time has come for homes for heroes to be relaunched,’ to house NHS workers.

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